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  • Anthonia on Esther 1
    what is the main role or purpose of God through Esthers intercession
  • Chris - in Reply on Esther 1
    Hi Anthonia. In Esther 9:26 we see the word "Purim". Purim, since those early days, has become a joyful feast day for the Jews, celebrated each year (March 16 & 17, 2022 will be their next celebration). The reason for this celebration is because it commemorates the Divinely orchestrated salvation of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian empire; salvation from wicked Haman's plot to kill and annihilate all the Jews living in those provinces, both young and old, infants and women, in a single day.

    Esther, a Jewess, became queen (in Queen Vashti's place), the wife of King Ahaseurus, whom God used to thwart Haman's plan against the Jews. Esther was reluctant at first to approach the king as she wasn't invited to do so, but her cousin Mordecai, urged her to do so, as the life of many were in her hands (Esther chapter 4). Even though God's Name is nowhere mentioned in this Book, the clear direction & Will of God is seen in & through many people. Man may use all of his wisdom & power to try to get his own way, but at the end, God's Will cannot be thwarted & His people were ultimately saved from destruction by His Hand & by using others.

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